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Devoted to the Agricultural, Commercial and Hanuf act u ring Interests of Fredericksburg and the Tidewater and Piedmont Country.
- ., M -g?' ?- FREDERICKaSBURG Va. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1899, Price 3^?t?7
vol. Id.? No Id.)
for liberal patronage and
best wishes for a Happy
for 1900 is now ready. PRICE. 5 cents.
Adams' Book Store.:
P. McCracken, Bro. & Co..
-WHOLiUll ASID Rl-TAIL?
GROCKR8 AND LiyCOR 1>FA : I I B.
Offer Ten Thousand Gallons FUKK BYI
and BOURBON WHI8KIK8, from the foi
lowin? well known distillerie* Qrafl
ot Ohio; Booue County DtfAUlinji
Kentncky Monticeuo Diati.lery, of Mary
land, and W. F. Gray, of Pennsylvania.
Agents for Be-t*iier A Kncie b Latter decr
The? ?ISO offer Staple and Fancy GroceriH?
Agricultural Inip'emerii* Seeds Guano, ?no
MRS. JENCIE MONROE,
Liquors and Grocer Us,
CoLQ?UKs ?t., FBEDER1CKSSUKG, \A
1 am th? ??<)?'aa>.'"t hereof I
APPLE WOOD WHISKEY. 1 .
a-riiJae of ?rblakey, imia $i.u> up ?.. ?
gallon. Kin-* Lear Whiskey tit ?4 '?? Best Id
the world. APl'LK KUAN DIE*? tr-iii **.'.uu to
A full ?tockol Cpraesl Pot?, mac Herrin* on
Consult your interest by calling on me be
fore buying or making y?'ur purchase-.
BtaaS. JBNC1E MON ROB.
PAMli.t OROCKRIKS OK -Li KUHN
My stock of Llqaor? :? larjPe. kO'.?i?
?"?.w?'? anil bonieatic BRANDIES.
? -- .??.(.tiicajixial and Ka>rm-'r? ?friend P I?
Rye Wbirtev a-? ? gallon.
r-KKNl Ar'PLK BRANHV W 4 ?
?'MMKiy'S AMD LaBKH I
ELK RUN WHISKEY.
This celebratod brand of UNTUOaU
PURE RYE WHISKEY ?-uaranteed n>
proof and 2 yea??s old a?. IS r>er ?r 1 on is for
sale by Mrs. J W. Monroe. Commerce
street, Fredericksburf*. \ e. For flavor it
has no superior at the price. It is smooth
/.leamnt to drink, and there i? not a head?
ache in a pail?n Come and trr it. aud von
will buy no other.
WINES AND LIQUORS.
Pure Rye Whiaiey. Pure, Old Run
Holland Oin, l*ure Sherry Wine, I*nr?
French Brandy Pur? App.'e Branc'y.
Pure Peach Brandy Pare Blast
Brandy. A completf stock of Liquor*
for medical nee at the o!d "tehal/i*
Qrocery Store of
CHAS. WALLACE* BRO.
Oor. Main ("oajrc?""* St?
3 Great Bargains at
kerchiefs at all prices and
Red and Blue Fascina?
tors at 50c. each, worth
Ladies' Wool Vests
and Pants, worth 75 and $1 00
each, for 50t*
Have you seen our
ORIENTAL TABLE COVERS.
They are beauties and
cheap, come and see.
E. T. BAKER.
?. B. Botts & Co.
PIRE, UFE and ACCIDENTS IISUR
Offlee . BIS Oommei
Represent?* six: t?pan?
las. Rates l..w as th< lowst.niid
promptly adjusted and paid.
*y I REPRE?BMT ONLY THE _#:
over (if')- milllou doliera L m
?ud just settlement?
S WILLI5 HOWARD,
[NS?HANC1 *.M> COLLECTION ?
JUSt reoei?. O ? tr?
Blinds, Cypress ShingU,
N. C. Flooring and
which I sell cheaper tha.'j any one ?i?.
In tin olty.
Cali and get my prices before buying.
me weenis steamDoat Co.
WIN'I'KK AHK?N'.KM KNT 1(0
BAi.riMOl'H rKKDKKICKBBUne AND
PPAHANNOCS KIVBH ROOTS.
Begluuim.' Sunday, Deoeinbi :
ru as follows*
Leave Pier 2, Light 8L Wharf, Baltimore,
dally except Saturday and Sunday at 430 p.
..?.. and on Sundaj at 230p. m for the Itain ??
ba.iooch as far si Tappanannook, extending
the trip from Baltimore on Friday to Fred
; ericksburK, calling ata;; landings on the
i|\ir. On I in - lay ami Saturday only.
Steamers will leave Hay iwt i r iHltimor^
and will call there from Baltimore only oi
: Tuesday ami Saturday. From Ha tlmore,
i t. amers win cali at Ml lenbeek and Merry
Point01 Isy ai"i Saturday.
' ?moro'will call Tuesday, Thursday
iiurday. At Weemi and Irvi gton,
Steamer? from Baltimore will call Saturday
and Tuesday only. Kur Baltimore, steamers
will leave Tappanannook at - a. in. 'i
and Saturday, and ? ? in. Mori.lay, Wednei
day, Thur day and Friday, calling at aii
?vaarve? exeepl as abote-mentioned. Wi 1
leave Tappabanoock tor Norfjlk at U m.
T ?-?'la . Will ? n. . \ rfolkatlp m. Wei
nasday for Frederlcktburs and an la
on the river, leaving i tppahanoook al
Thursday. Leave Frrderieksburg for Haiti
more at 2:30 p. m Monday and Friday, going
a. tar on tie.- ? dStoa n. >*? :
wn I'ue.day and Saturdaj for Baltl
mor... at 1:30a. m.
Will leave Tajipahannock for Norfolk at 12
m. (noon) Friday, stopping at all landtags
Will leavo Norfolk at ? p. m Saturday for
Tap: ahannock, calling at all landings.
So freight receiveo for outgoing ?teamer?
after 4 p. m.. on sailing da vs.
Frtight received for all station? on Po?
tomac, Fredericksburc,, 4 Piedmont R K.
POTOMAC KIVEK ROUT?.
Meglnnlng Saturday, Decemtier 23d,steamer
Potomac will leave Pier ?, Light
Stre? t, Baltimore,every Tuesday, and Satur
day. at 5 P.M. lor the Pot mac River,? ail lng
at Millar's. Hrome's, Bacon's, Graaon's,
Lewlsetta. Bundlck'a.Cowart's.Walnut l'omt.
Cuan. Klnsaie. Mundy's Point.LoilgcAdams',
Plney Point, Atiell's, I.eonaidtown.Coliurn's.
Howard's and Stone's. On Tuesda) only for
Lancaster, llushwood. Riverside, Liverpool
Point. Glymont,Alexandria and Washington
he tu .lin.', will leave Tth Street Wiiarl.
Washington, at 4 P. M. Thursday, calling* at
all the atme mentioned wharves, leaving
Leonardtown at e A. M Monday and Friday.
Kinaaieat I'M.. Mi ler's at 4 P. M . Grason's
Ht 6 Y. M ail Bacon's at 6 P. M., arrlviogln
It? tlmore early Tumuay and Saturday tin ru?
Freight received daily at Pier ?, Light
HBNHT WILLIAMH. Agent,
at Baltimore, Md
?IT 8 ?"H S N SON * BKO.. Ai/ent?.
at Washington. D. C
at Norfolk, Va
w. D. SCOTT. Agent,
at Frederlcksliurg. Va
[)OTASH gives color,
. r and firmtu i i
.ill fruits. No ?(>od fruit
can be raised without
1 crtilizers containing at lea t
8 to 10% of Potash will give
best results on all fruits. Write
lor our pamphlets, which ought
to be in every farmer's library.
They are sent free.
GERMAN KALI WORK?,
im?. Si . V? Vor?.
Obalued t i the dangeon ""fell ?he ?lept
K n.??, ni'ii nlit revelled over head.
She hi .tul bad prayed and
a ? p*.
Haggard with angel?!*, wild v\ 11 h
Bbfl i ' tu" jronni t i die.
Life was tooswi et and bonne too dear ;
Qod touched ber with Hi? ?lei p, a High,
r . va ? ? p M f?'.tr
I'd aw ?t k?' ,
A (air obi) I held her virgin hand ;
I walked in ? I ?nd.
rhere were a l I tn ??-.
K iota bird
' ' a]
?aid the child, "are called
1 )ve'? b re
They fade net, constant]? the) sing;
? r ajjii?ktrn mote lire thau
\ a-, tee the i oil from which they
She Ic tw, far down the night,
? arfli. tti" oity whence the came,
Aod N os, red with light?
i'nt? light of m irtyrs wrapped In H une.
She woke with heaven ??till in bei
It ?n??, m ?on-lit, n v -n.??i oeei :
She heard no more t ,p lion'? cries,
names were but tiiwer? and
Frederitksburg, Va ? Der. 18th, 1890
Fitzhugb. Lee'i Arrs*** Wound While
Fightisc Indian? in Texas
When Gen. Fitzhugh L.e wan a
lieutenant in the Regular Army of
the United States, some yearn before
the outbreak of the Civil War, his
crmpany was engaged in a sharp
Bght with the Kiowa and Comanche
Indians iu the ('?uimtron countiy
in Tuns, The Indians bad taken
reluce in a narrow ca-nyon, which
could be entered only tiotn one end.
and there had thrown up a fortifica
tion of loga, ir ?m bi hind which tbey
poured a hot fire into the Iroope. The
character of the canyon was such
that toe boms of the cnvalry were
nseleee, and they were left outride,
the mm advatieing on foot. Only a
tew of the Indians had firearms, the
rest using bows and arrows. Had the
Indians bien as well armed as they
hitve been in later wars the loss of
'he whites would bave been very
largf ; as it whs, only four or five
soldiers were killed, though tbe In?
dian loss amounted to nearly BO.
A charge was mude upon tbe log
fort, and L?e, who was a da?bing
officer and a wonderful favorite with
bis men, was the first one to scale tbe
breastworks. Tue arrows were whiz?
zing all about him and one struck
him in the br?-Hst, inflicting a very
ugly wound. A3 he ft 11 the confusion
was so great abnut him that the ar?
row was pulled out of bis flesh and
tbiown to the ground among otoer
arrows, whole and broken, so that no
one could tell afterward whether the
head had remained in tbe wound or
had been drawn out with the stick. It
whs impossible, therefore, to say how
seriously he bad been hurt, and be
wa-i carried at once to the rear, where
a litterjwas improvised of'saplingsaud
boughs. He was laid upon this,which
was swung between two horses, and
thus he was carried back to the
wagon train, a distance of more than
1.30 dj.K'S through a rough country.
Probing showed that tbe head of the
arrow had, fortunately, been drawn
out, and in due time good nursing
put tbe Lieutenant on his feet again.
This is an incident in Lee's career
which is apparently known to very
few. It is of interest, also, that tbe
old Second Cavalry had for its
colonel Albert Sidney Johnston and
for its lieutenant-colonel Robert K
Lee, and that Hardee, of "t?ctica"
fame, and Qeorge H. Thomas were
two of its majors. Tbe captaiu of
the company in which Fi'zhugb L?e
was first lieutenant was Kirby Smith.
?Springfield Republ can.
$100 Reward. 1100.
Tue reade?? ef this paper will be pleaded to
learn ti.ht there s at leant one dreaded ?lla
?WM trat ??unie has been able to cure In all
Its stage? aud that i? Catai rh. Hal '? Catarra
Cur-i? the only positive cure known to the
medical fraternity. Catarrh belog a constl
tutl nal dise gc. requiiea a con'Mtutlonal
treatment Hall's Catarrh Cure I? take in?
ternally, acfng directly upon the blood and
mucoub hurfaces of the system thereby de?
stroy lni* the foundation of the disease, and
giving the patient strength by btildlmr up
the const tution and assisting nature In do?
ing Its work. The proprietor? have ?j much
faith in It? curative power? that they offer
due Hundred Hollars for any case tha it
falls to cure. t*enn for Hat of te?t monial?.
Address, F. J. CHEN BY A C?t., Toledo, Ol
Sold by Druggists, Wo.
Hair? Family I'M? are the belt
Christmas Entertainment? Notes and Par?
son al s.
? of lin? if tot Lane i
BowlisgOrssc, V ... I? ie.27,1899.
Mfis Maude Broaddui, who li at
tei ding tin Woman's Colles? of
: Lynchburg, ii pei ?l ? u ?^ the bol
at n.?r bom?* bsre.
Mr. and Mn. WnfiUBoyd !. |
ley uight for their home in
Richmond, after spending several
? 11>,-a with tin? family nf Mr. T. l>
M s- M? Kaiser, of Rappabai nock
? v, is th.? gn< nt ni lor friend,
Mrs. Osorge E Bart, ol Waverly,
?i spending l?verai .lays with bei
parents, D.-. and Mrs. W. !. Broad*
Tue \ nai entertainment o
mu ebnreb took plass on M in?
lay eveni rI be i x
tin? heart? of the children
happy by a visit from Saut*. Clam
aith a iiiir for all.
Mrs' l.iij Honours and children, i f
Blackstone, are at "Auburn," lb
Lome of Judge V. C. M ?nenre
Mr. K. SV. Peatross left on Wed
nesdriy fur Xjifolk af'er ipsndiog
?everal .'.??ys at bis borne here.
?Miss May M. Broaddus, wbo is
teaching at K lruaruock, il spending
lb? holiday! at tier home here.
Mrs. F K M ?ore ami children, .?f
Norfolk, are spending Xuiiswi
Prof. C C Basis, who is ie?.>
near Cbsrlotteiville, is at bis home
.Mr. B] r I, of N nfoik. is
ipending fiver??! days at bn hoiu'
wi'hout the bi igbt face, of the ?S. m .
n?try ??iris ?n then, but the sad Ni a
-non brighten op '??'<
they trill b ba< k Bunday.
Messrs. John Winston, M i
?iravatt, W. lib RaiDI aid
White, stud-.-nts at the Univ.r
Virgi?ia, aie At tb?-ir bofliss bare.
Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Woo I ford, of
Baltimore, are the guests of Kt-v. W.
V H?}, s and wife.
Min-- Katie Sugg ih the guest of bei
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Bl .
their home here.
Dr..'. K Moore, of K;t >g Wtl
was in town on Tbur.-day having
come up for hi? daughter, who il a
at nt thu Southern Seminary.
Mr. E. R Coghill and f-m-ly
moved into the honse on Mil
ford street rtce?tly purch?-aeil l.j
M tssrs Chandler, Collins and
entine spent last F.iday in Richmond.
Rev. J. H. Amis-, P. B. of tbia
district, held his first quarterly con.
feren.e ? f this charge in the Metbo
dist church, of this place, If?at Fri
Rev. E. H. Rowe and wife speut
la.-<t Pnday in your city.
Mi?ses Miriam Coghill, Alice ami
Ellen Broaddns spent several days ol
last week with friends id Richmond.
a\. V. Z
A SURE CURE FOR CROUP.
Twenty-five Years' Constant Use without
The first indication of croup is
hoarseness, and in a child subject to
that disease it may be taken as a sure
sign of the approach of an attack Pol*
lowing this hoarseness is a peculiar
rough cough If Uhamberlain's Cough
Remedy is given as soon as the child
beooines hoarse, or even after the
cronpy cough appears, it will prevent
the attack It is used in many thousands
of homes in this broad land and never
disappoints the anxious mothers We
have yet to learn of a single Instance
in which it has not proved effectual
No other preparation can show such a
reoord?twenty-five years' constant n-e
without a failure. For sale by M. M.
Women Less Guilty.
lu an article on "Women and the
Emotions," by Professor M?utegazza,
lu the November Humanitarian, tcere
ars nome interesting statistics show?
ing that those modern socialogists
who bold that women are men's . qnals
in the fi? Id of criminality are wrong.
Here are some of them :
Man bears false witness 100 timos
to a woman'6 17.
Man for forgery and counterfeit
coining was convicted 100 times to a
In France wnmeu are summoned
before the tribunal four times less
Iu France, in 18S0, women delia
qu-'Dti were 14 to 100 men.
la Italy, in the same year, they
were only 9 per cent.
In Algeria we have 9G mnle delin?
quents and only 4 women.
In Eogland aud Wales, between
1834 and 1842, there were 24 women
to 100 men, all for the more serious
Iu 1871 Dr. Nicholson found in the
prisons m England 8,218 men and
In the prisons of Turin, from 1871
to 1884, the women in respect to
men are represented by a figure of
13 57 per cent.
Taking the whole of Europe, wo?
men are, the professor says, five
times less guilty than men.
It Saved His Leg.
P A Danfortb, of LaGrange, Ga.,
suffered intensely for six months with
a frigtittul ronolng sore on his leg,
bot writ?? that Bu.klen's Amina Salve
wholly cored It in ten days. For Ulcers.
Wounds, Burns, Boils, Pain, or Piles
it's the best salve in the world Ocre
guaranteed. Only 25c. Sold by M. M.
The output of iron ore from the mines
in Italy daring the year 1898 amounted
to only 190,110 tons, at compared with
300,709 tone in the prevloui year.
An Interesting Sketch of Old Senat;rs
of the U. 3.
F in of the oldest men in th? Si i.
tin? fini ?
Tbey nul' AI .basse, who i -
,'\ -eight jreata old; Coekri II, ol
ari, wbo is liity-fle? ; Veit,
' i, who is ?eiging "u
seventy, and Morgan, of Alabama,
?rio \*i!l b di ntst Jone,
A | i?is dealt lightly with tin te
four old men, with the exception of
Senator Vest, who is beginning to
give evidence ol the weight of three
fears and ten upon his diminu?
tive form. Pettoi is wonderfully
w. Il i Hi? is known a? the
Confucius of the Senate, because be
looks SO wist? nud is so deliberate in
bis talk. Coekrell is une of the hard
eat workers in the Senate, and bis
constant watchfulness while bills are
i d id 'it'll ia proverbial \'est
one of tbe greatest orators
? baton in tin body, but of Ute
he Iih?- participated but little in the
proceeding*. Morgan is one of tbe
wise men < f the Senate. Be know*
everything about every thing. When
he was a boy and books were scarce
ho died to truiu his memory by learn?
ing to repent ,..,( h volume, a chapter
Ht h tina?, il s pareuts wanted h un
"tne a munster, but he drif"d
into law and then into p litios. He
is one of the few men iu the Senate
aba bei really the broad gauge of a
V. y few of the old men in the
Senate show their age. No one
would i?ei that 1'latt, of
? nty-two, or that
Coll ni, it lllinoi-t, was seyen'y last
November. Senator Hat-ley, of,
Connecticut, || sevt-Dty three. Hear,
ol I i**, will be seventy next April,
and II ?ar, i>f Massachusetts, is sev
enty-three. B ?i ator Ti I lei il still
rigorooi, with his seventieth birth?
day rapidly approaching, siil Fry il
\ it < i onng man for the
il ol neatly seventy
of Hi vada, il sixty-nine.
wbile I igoe, 8:ewart, is a*v
.'or Bate, ol Tennessee, like
'he !a'e Senator Harri-, will not dil
Ige. He rnu-t bo seventy
or thereabouts, for he was a soldier
in Mi" Mexican war, over half a cen?
tury ago. ?Washington I'ost.
FEEE BLOCS CUSE.
An offer Proving faith to Sufferer?.
i rloara,Oai cere, E ?.uni- 9 ese, Pali fal
Dwellings Blood Pots ?,
Perstateai Braptlons.tbal refu???? to IumI
under otdtuary treatiu -ut ate qatckljr
eared by H K H. i. Botanic Blood
Halm i, the most woadenal Blood rur
itier of the a(-f*. made e'p? cially to curt?
all terrible obmiuat* despeaseis | |
and Skin troubles Is your blood thin?
Are you pale! All tun down? Have
yon E asma! Pimples} Blotetie? and
Bump-? Sfeiu or BoalpHamore! Boil??
Eruptions7 Skin Itches and Swollen?
A.-hing Bones? Hhenmat ?m ? B
nla'f Catarrh ? Then jou ueed B.B B
B itanlc Blood Balm) .because it drain**
fr in the Mo d and entire system all the
pu- mi and humors which cause all
these trouble? and the cause beinR
removed, a permanent rare f Hows B
B B thoroughly tested for thitiy years,
und thousands cured after doctors and
p-tcnt medicine? had failed For Sale
hy dtuggist? and K Neleoa Goolrlck lu
Frederickt-tinr^, Va., at $1 per large
bottle or 6 large bottle? (full tre-atmenr?
$5. To prove, our faith In B B B. we
will send a Trial Bottle Free and pre?
paid to sufferer?, so tbey may test the
remedy at our expense Address Blood
Balm Oo ,179 Mitobell Street, Atlanta,
Our State Finances at Shown By
Mr. A W. Harman, ?Tr., treasurer I
of the State, has made public the an- I
nnal report of his office. It covers
the fiachl year eud.d September '10,
For the year just ended, there isa
total balance to the credit of the
State of 1806,042 46, as compared;
with a balance of f236.881.73, for the
previous year, showing an increase
The large increase in the balance,
considered in itself, would be cause
for congratulation, but to arrive at a
ju t estimate of tbe financial condi
tion of tbe State, the following state?
ment of facts made in the Auditor's
office, must be borne in mind.
First. Nearly $100,000. tbe approx
?mate cost of a session of the Leg's
Utare.was an offset against thesmal
ler balance f<r 1898
Second. Nearly $2*>0,000 of the
balance resulted from operatiou of
the delinquent tax laws, the fund
fiom this source covering redemp?
tions for several years past.
Third. The revenue from the ool
lateral inheritance tax, which
amounted in the fl'cal year ending
in 1898 to $14 268.22, against 167,166
42 for this year, was swelled abnor?
mally by receipts from the (tinter
estate,and from the estate of one
other wealthy Virginian.
Tbe indications of substantial im?
provement in conditions in the State,
it was pointed out in tbe Auditor's
office, were the figures showing in?
creased receipts,from taxes on banks,
insurance companies, railroads and
charter fees, the increase indicating*
greater activity in tbe commercial
A writer, apparently familiar with
tbe subject, says not more than ten
actors in America, aside from tbe
stars, receive as much as $250 a week,
and not more than five actresses aro
paid this amount. In fact, $150 a
week is exceptional. The general
run of salary for fairly good people
from members of tbe chorus up to
soubrette, juvenile or eld man varies
from $12 up to $75.
James Wood, of Portsmouth. N. H.,
c 1. Ir.ited his one hundred and third
btrthd ty on Satarday. December 0. He
was born in England, and is believed
to be the oldest resident of New Eng?
The Late James K. M. Newton Entertain?
ments Etc.. Etc.
< : irre-pondenoe of The Free Lance )
Hague, Va., Dec 25th, 1899.
The lsrge circle of relatives and
friends of the late, learned and bril
liant James K. M. Newton, Common
wealth's attorney of Newport News,
bars, whoie he was bora and grew to
Ina. hood, were rho'?k**d and griev.d
to I ?am of his death iu the prime of
Mr. Newton wt? a grandson of
Hon. WilKiugliby Newton, of " Lin
don," a prominent lawyer aud mem
ber of Congress, and the eldest son of
iralknt Wiiloughby Newton, of" Mt.
Pleasant," who lost a leg at Chancel
lorsville in the civil war, and who
married Mi.-s B ssie Marshtll, of
In 1SS7 Mr. Newton sold his fertile
farm here (" Mt. Pleasant "; tu Mr.
John E. R. Crabbe, of Baltimore,and
with Mrs. Newton and six children,
moved to Alexandria. Onlv two
members of bis family?Messrs.
M .rehall and Ambler Newton?are
Hon. Thomas 11. Murphy, after
long and patient waiting, has recent?
ly moved into his handsome new
house, which is a model of comfort
and convenience, and an ornament
to this section.
Jndge Basle's bright little boys,
Uobin and Charley, will entertain
their young friends on the evening
of the 2!):h inst. from ? to (J o'clock,
and the little girls and boys have
I leasant anticipations of the evening
Messrs. Brown and Anthony's
splendid pack of bounds will nearly
BVsry day make '? Sly It >nard " " git
Up and git " to tbeir sw.ot music for
tbe pleasure of those who 1 ?ve the
Msny of our native girl? and boys
and many visitors will come here to
spend their Xmas holidays, and in
tbe happy family reunions, social
gatherings, church entertainments,
fox bunts and oyster rotsts tbe writer
hopes that all of our people may be
happy and spend a y-ry pleasant
There is no prospect of a bill being
1 to lea?o the Virginia oyster beds
i to foreign peuple. The old members of
; the legislature, as a rule, and most of
th? new ones, who have become ae
i quaiuted with the snojeot are well
pleaae.i with the report made by tbe
State Bard of Fisbeties. Tbe act
pissed, creating this commission, will
tie amended in some of the miuor par*
ticulirs, but no material changes will
be made It is probable that provision
will be made for a State Surveyor of
OystM Grouuds. Chairman Matthews,
of the House Oommlttee on Chesapeake
and its Tributaries, is heartily in fa?
vor of the creation of this office. He
thiuki it is very essential for the
grounds to be surveyed and plats made
Mr Matthews thinks that the revenue
from the next fltcal year will be double
that of the last, provided the commis?
sion i? permitted to carry on the work
already in .pped out. ? Kiohmmd
New York has a school in connection
with the fire department, where firemen
are taught to scale buildings, catch
dummies and handle fnrnitnre.
Are you frequently hoarse?
Do you have that annoying
tickling In your throat? Would
you feel relieved If you could
raise something? Doe? your
cough annoy you at night, and
do you raise more mucus in
Then you should always keep
on hand a bottle of
If you have ? weak
throat you cannot be too
careful. You cannot begin
treatment too early. Each
cold maked you more liable
to another, and the last
one is always harder to
cure than the one before it.
er. Aicr's Ckr ri rectoral Plaster
prelects ne ftifs 1rs? cslas.
Help at Hand.
If you have any complaint
whatever and deaire the best
medical advice you can pos
sibly obtain, write the doctor
freely. You will receive s
Address, DR. J. C. AYER,
~ ?sotuiELY Pure
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome
?ovm g?Kiao ?Owt)f? ?-o., ?r? yo??. _
Frse Seeds for the Asking.
(Kansas City Journal.)
By Christmas time the department
of ?gricultur? will bave in readiness
16,000,000 packages of seeds for free
distribution to whomsoever may ask
tor tbem. The supply is especially
Urge this year, and includes a good
many new varieties. You may get
seeds for any kind of field or garden
crop, for herbs,flowers or ornamental
viiies. In fact, it is tbe aim of the
department to furnish seedsof every?
thing that is useful or ornamental m
the domain of agriculture, fruit or
horticulture. The object of tbe free
distribution it, of course, to place
within the reach of every one tbe
means of useful experiments and to
disseminate the benefits of experi.
ments made by tbe agricultural de?
It is noted that the demand for
flower seeds has increased very rapid?
ly within the past few years. Last
year l,5'i8,00O packages of flower
seeds were sent out, the largest num?
ber in the history of the department.
This increase is not due alone to tbe
growing taste for flowers on the part
of thoso who bave the facilities and
inclination to cultivate tbem for tbeir
own pleasure, but also the increasing
market for cut flowers and growing
plants this market has grown enor?
mously with tbe general increase in
wealth and tbe cultivation of taste.
Its strength is not, however, due
alone to the patronage of those ?ho
have an abundance upon which to
draw for their indulgence in tbe lux?
ury of flowers Many who must deny
themselves something more substan?
tial still find a way to buy flowers to
gratify their tastes or to please tbeir
A Decision About Negro Schools.
A case of considerable importance
was decided tbe other day by tbe
Supreme Court of tbe United States,
Justice Harlan handing down the
decision. The facts are briefly these.
The school authorities of Richmond
county, Georgia, closed the colored
high school for want of funds, with?
out at tbe same time closicg tbe
white high school. Some of tbe
colored citizens of tbe county resentt
ed tbe discrimination and brcught
suit in the Federal Court to erjiin
the State authorities from the col?
lection of taxes for the support of
schools. Tbe court refused the in?
junction and discUim jurisdiction in
Justice Harlan raid that the edu?
cation of the young had been remit'
ted to the several States and should
be generally left to their control.
The Court had not been able to
discover that the Supreme Court of
Georgia Lad erred in refusing to
grant an injunction. The School
Board was confronted, he said, with
the necessity of closing the colored
high school and turning the high
school building over to tbe negro
children of the primary grades, or
leaving tbe latter without educa?
tional facilities. Tbe court fail.
ed to see that this was a vio?
lation of the fourteenth amendment
of the conatitution. It was also re?
marked by Justice Harlan, in tbe
cours) of bis opinion, that to close
the public schools attended by the
white children and thus deprive them
of 'educational facilities wonld not
aid the colored children in tbe least.
The evidence, he said, indicattd
that tbe County Board bad acted in
perfect good faith.
Thomas Jefferson once owned the
Natural Bridge in Bookbridge coua
ty, obtaining a patent for it on tbe
" b day of July, 1774, which patent
which was " signed Danmore, tho
Lieutenant Governor of tbe Colony
or Dominion of Virginia." After
Mr. Jtffersou's death it was sold by
Thomas Jtfferson Randolph, who
was his executor, in order to help pay
his (Jefferson'?) debts. This sale
took place Nov. 2ad, 1835, and it was
bought by Jack Lackland. It
then passed successively by sale to
Walter R. Cole ; then to John Lus
ter ; then to Lewis Herman ? then to
at G. Harman ; then to A. W. Har
man, who is tbe present Treasurer of
Virginia, and then to the late Honry
No More Land Srahbing for Forty
The Legislature has passed a bill to
sm-pend the operation of what is known
a? the "land grab" law for a period c
forty days so as to give the body time
to enact a new law. Tbe ?ospension of
the law will stop farther applications
until the objectionable features of tbe
present law can be eliminated There
i- bo disposition in either honte to Im?
pair the effectiveness of the law in the
matter of collecting taxes, It is stated
Oje of the most wonderful farms In
the world is situated in Canada Its
peculiarity lies in the fact that every?
thing is worked by electricity. Two
waterfall? within the bounds of tbe
farm, some 60 feet and 180 feet blgb,
famish tbe motive power, a central
powerhouse being erected near, and tbe
current is transmitted by wires to every
available place on tbe farm.
Empire Grain Drills
FOR SALE !
R. L. BISCOE.
NEW FALL CLOTHING.
Men and lloys' Suits, all stylos and w\oohf
Children* .School .Suits and extra Knee rsBrT?
Hats, 6blrts,()veru'l? and Trunks at Mffvst
I'rice?. Also ?gent for Sweet, Ort^a Co.'?
Pant? and Coat? and Overall?
JAMES T. LAYTON
FOR SUPERIOR ARTICLE
whlca on account ct their ase ano eve no
sre ipecisily advised for medicinal urp>.
?Sold and rscommmdid by
CUAS. WALLACE ABRO.
w. G ST A'8CBilB.
A complete line of Gro?
ORANGES, LEMONS, APPLES, FRBSH
NUT8.I ANDY. KAISIVS. CCUHANT8.
CITRON. I.KM.iN PBEL. ORANOl
PEEL PEACHES. PUINES. FI08.
DATES, JKI.I.EVS AND GELA?
TINES. MINCE MEATS.
Canned and bottled ?rood? of all kind?, freab
Cake? and Cracker?, Cream Cheese, Pura
trail Apples Vit cgar. Sweet Cider, Keros?n?
Try our Green Coffee at iX ots. per pound.
It I? a good article. Prime Koe Flab, Hams
and Breakfast Bacon, strictly pure Buck?
wheat Flour, dark or light. Hominy Flakes
and Grits. Meal Flour, Corn. Oats, Choice
Timothy Hay, White-Wash Brushes, Lime.
Sole Leather, Seine Twine. The Climax Con?
dition Powder?, for which we are Agent?,
will cure Hog or Chicken Cholera. Call for
what you want when ynu como in and you
will get it, aa we have more articles than we
With thanks to our many frknd? for their
patronage, wo are
Doggett & Scott,
Ai\ Commerce and KM. Main Streets.
H. R. GOULDMAN
ANU ?1AL1B IU
dents' Furnishing Good*
My Btock U now complete In every depart?
ment, consisting of the latest styles and best
fabrics from French, English, Scotch and
American manufacturai, selected with the
greatest care with ths view to suppiv Ih?
want? and taste of every oottomsr. ?vary
Bottom Pri?es and Satlstactloi
Also full line of Oents Furnishing Ooods
?uch as Dress Shirts, Night Shirts, Drawers,
Collar?, Cuff?, Olovae, Suspenders, Scarfs.
Ties, Silk and Linen Handkerchiefs, Hall
Hose. Scarf Pin?, Cuff and Collar Button?,
Watch Chain? and Charms, Silk Alpaca sad
Gingham Umbrellas, ?kc.
rsfjr t'al! snd ?xsiulr.i twir ?task
M. O. WILLIS. President; A.P. ROWTAJa
Vloe-President. H. F. CRI8MOND,
retarr; 8. D COI.R, Treasurer.
The Cheapest Telephone Service In VUtrt'
Prompt and efficient ?erviee GUARA NTF
?aF" Hnba-r'her? wanted.
S T. CRISMON If |
Has Moved His Tonsorial plirtor
Mr. Charles Lawion has moved hi? Tonsorial
Parlor from upper Commerce street to the
office lately occupied by the Free Lap?
hg, 8ban_r _
Dressing in the most artlttlo manner. B
where he is prepared to do all work ?uch a?
Shaving, Hair Cutting, Shampooing and Ha :
?hop is large and ooaamodlou?, alwaya ooo
even in this moat oppressive weather, Near,
neas and the lateat sty la of work wtllbe on?
of theohlef feature?of this ??ttblUhstart
glvamaaosll. rB4BIilt LAWSO?